Honors & Awards
Dr. Omae (Dept. of Integrated Biosciences ) Won the Excellent Poster Award in the "Early-Career Researchers" Category at The JSME 35th Annual Meeting in Sapporo
- Honors & Awards
Dr. OMAE Kimiho, a Project Researcher in the Department of Integrated Biosciences, the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo, won the 2nd Place of Excellent Poster Award in the "Early-Career Researchers" Category at The Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology (JSME) 35th Annual Meeting in Sapporo which was held from October 31 to November 3, 2022.
Alternative-Choice Evolution: Procaryote's Adaption to Environment
(OMAE Kimiho, NISHIMURA Yuki, TOMINAGA Kento, and IWASAKI Wataru)
Dr. Omae and his team tried to clarify the purpose and conditions of Alternative-Choice Evolution (anticorrelated evolution) on the prokaryotic genomes. From approximately 27,000 genomes, they comprehensively sampled pairs of genes that anti-correlatedly evolved, analyzed them, and elucidated that Alternative-Choice Evolution tends to occur between genes with similar functions and for enzymes that catalyze essential metabolic reactions. Furthermore, utilizing metagenome information, they clarified that Alternative-Choice Evolution occurs during adaption to the environment.
Comments from Dr. Omae：
I am deeply honored to have the research on Alternative-Choice Evolution recognized by the Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology and greatly encouraged by comments of the audience that my presentation was fascinating. I will do my best to get academically intriguing results continuously.
Photo: Dr. Omae receiving the award certificate from Professor OKABE Satoshi, Hokkaido University at the Chair of the JSME 35th Annual Meeting